SolarWinds Attackers Hit Active Directory Servers with FoggyWeb Backdoor


The threat actors behind the notorious SolarWinds supply-chain attacks have dispatched new malware to steal data and maintain persistence on victims’ networks, researchers have found.

Researchers from the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) have observed the APT it calls Nobelium using a post-exploitation backdoor dubbed FoggyWeb, to attack Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) servers. AD FS enables single sign-on (SSO) across cloud-based apps in a Microsoft environment, by sharing digital identity and entitlements rights.

The attacks started as far back as April, Ramin Nafisi from MSTIC wrote in a blog post published Monday.

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Source: ThreatPost